Every year, my family goes apple picking. We normally go to DuBois Farms in Highland, NY but this year we went with a group of friends to a new spot. We went to Terhune Orchards Fall Festival (in Princeton, New Jersey) on Saturday and had a great time. There was pumpkin picking, country music, a corn maze and more. (Apple picking was also available at their main farm that was approximately 1 mile away.)
While DuBois Farms will probably continue to be our “default” farm to visit, it was great to try a new place. The kids had a great time. One of their favorite parts of the event actually had to do with science. Princeton Molecular Biology Outreach Program had a booth where they taught the kids how to isolate DNA from a pumpkin. They even sent a cool little bookmark home with the kids so that they could isolate DNA from banana. Of course, they also had traditional farm fun…
Did your family go apple picking this season? If so, what were the highlights?
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